Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture.

Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture. Life stories capture the relation between the individual and society, the local and the national, the past and present and the public and private experience. Research involves grappling with theories of memory, relationship and self representation, and with debates about literacy and orality. Many disciplines contribute to the field, including history, sociology, anthropology, literary philosophy, cultural studies and psychology. Life history and life writing researchers present their work in many forms. As well as academic publications, we contribute to radio and television documentaries, auto/biographical drama, reminiscence work, digital and video presentations and exhibitions. Life history and life writing research is, of necessity, concerned with ethics and power relationships, and with the potential for advocacy and empowerment.

Next free event:

16 June 2022, 2pm-5.30pm 

University of Sussex Campus 

MARION MILNER: MODERNISM, POLITICS, PSYCHOANALYSIS

An afternoon of discussion in response to 'Marion Milner: Modernism, Politics, Psychoanalysis', a special issue of Critical Quarterly

Milner jugs

We celebrate the publication of the recent special issue of Critical Quarterly 'Marion Milner: Modernism, Politics, Psychoanalysis', edited by Eve Dickson and Akshi Singh. Alongside discussion of the articles published in the special issue, participants will also be invited to consider Milner’s significance in relationship to psychoanalysis, modernism, life writing, art and education. 

Speakers include: Eve Dickson, Aleana Egan, Emilia Halton-Hernandez, Rye Dag Holmboe, Charlie Pullen, Vivian Sky Rehberg, David Russell, Akshi Singh, Helen Tyson, Julie Walsh, and Hope Wolf. 

Free all welome. Details here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/clhlwr/seminarseries/202122seminarseries/marionmilner

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marion-milner-modernism-politics-psychoanalysis-tickets-331849840807

For further information please contact Helen Tyson, H.Tyson@sussex.ac.uk  

In collaboration with the Centre for Modernist Studies.

 

 

 

Events in April/May 2022:

An article by Kelly Grovier has just been published on the BBC CULTURE website, drawing on this CLHLWR research project: Squaring the Colour Circle: the lives and work of women in colour history

THE WOMEN WHO REDEFINED COLOUR

Screenshot BBC Culture article by Kelly Grovier April 2022

Upcoming related event:

19 May 2022, 7.30pm (in person)

Squaring the Colour Circle: Pioneering women in colour literature and theory

The Rodmell Library Lectures

Rodmell Library Talk Alexandra Loske 19 May 2022

Rodmell Village Hall, Rodmell, East Sussex

Speaker: Alexandra Loske (University of Sussex)

£5. Tickets: https://ticketpass.org/event/EEZXCF/squaring-the-colour-circle-pioneering-women-in-colour-literature-and-theory-copy

All proceeds go to charitable causes.

 

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